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Do gun control laws reduce crime?
Stricter gun control laws will reduce crime.
Stricter gun acquisition requirements will prevent guns in the hands of potential criminals.
Gun control laws improve firearm safety and prevent accidents. A negligent discharge is considered a
in many places.
Presence of guns
Other jurisdictions (countries, cities, etc) with
gun control laws have generally lower rates of crime and violence.
Gun control reduces the severity of crimes.
The fact that
a massive increase in guns in the US has happened at the same time as gun related crimes have dropped
seriously challenges the idea that gun control reduces crime.
Passing stricter gun control laws will not reduce crime because criminals will ignore those laws.
The threat of the presence of a lawfully concealed firearm is likely to deter crime.
Legislative attempts for gun control legislation is unlikely to reduce crime.
Gun control will create black markets, which will fund organized crime without getting rid of all the guns.
Gun control laws transform previously normative behavior, like anonymous ownership of a particular type of firearm, into criminal behavior. This increases crime.
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